Why are we not all over this guy, Danny Watkins?

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  1. Pokes12

    Pokes12 Active Member

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    Patriots Intrigued By Danny Watkins

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    Watkins (center) during his time with the Eagles.

    The New England Patriots would love to solidify their offensive line, especially since the team boasts a mediocre receiving corps at best and projects to be focusing heavily on the running game in 2013.

    One player that the Pats are currently exploring to shore up that line is Danny Watkins, as per NFL.com’s Jason La Canfora.

    The Canadian native was selected No. 23 overall in the 2011 draft, but never panned out as a right guard along the Philadelphia Eagles front. He was released on Saturday after a tumultuous tenure with the club.

    New England is no stranger to reclamation projects and has often taken chances on cast-offs from other teams. The 28-year-old has been playing organized football for less than seven years and didn’t come near his ceiling during his two seasons with Philly.

    If head coach Bill Belichick is willing to give him a chance at left guard, Watkins could pay dividends on a low-risk investment.
  2. BAZ

    BAZ Drunken Mick

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    Pats kick a lot of tires, you only really here about the good ones. Remember Albert Haynesworth and Torry Holt being Patsys?
  3. JakeCamp12

    JakeCamp12 Well-Known Member

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    I live in Philly and I can tell you, that he doesn't really like playing football and he is no better than anyone we have on the roster today. Like Bell, Watkins did nothing in Philly to even waste our time signing him. There is a reason that both Watkins and Bell are not in playing for Philly, they are just JAGs.
  4. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    There are 3o other teams who could be all over him, but there aren't. Ever think about why there aren't?
  5. theebs

    theebs Believe!!!!

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    On top if everything else it appears he has some sort of reoccurring ankle injury.
  6. Cumart21

    Cumart21 Well-Known Member

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    Just because the Pats are looking into the possibility, doesn't mean the guy can play. See Tim Tebow....
  7. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    When first thinking about posting a question like this, ask yourself 'why was he cut?' Then you may get your answer without even having to ask here.

  8. Vinnie2u

    Vinnie2u Well-Known Member

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    What would Mickey Say?
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  9. iceman117

    iceman117 Active Member

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    I think a Tackle is more an interest right now. Right?
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  10. The Quest for Six

    The Quest for Six Well-Known Member

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    Tackle, Guard and defensive tackle are all high interests right now for this team
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  11. iceman117

    iceman117 Active Member

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    CB,too.... I hope, not convinced Webb is a great option as your #4 in a pass happy NFL
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  12. Pokes12

    Pokes12 Active Member

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    I would indeed. But we need more 7 th rounders, no?
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  13. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    He's not that good????
  14. iceman117

    iceman117 Active Member

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    lol, i don't have a huge problem with them stock piling late round picks for guys they picked up off the scrap heap or guys they planned on cutting anyway but kept them to just to trade for picks... for example trading Rosario for a 7th rounder opens a spot on the roster I hope they give to Sterling Moore, I really like him and would like to see him back, he adds much needed depth at corner, I see him as the 4th corner until Webb is really ready. Moore can also play a little safety in an emergency situation which I think will be important because Church hasn't proved to be the healthiest guy in the world and every other safety on the roster is a question mark IMO. Then I would like to see them cut Weems and get a veteran swing tackle, Matt Starks I believe is the best option (if he hasn't gotten picked up yet) I think those two moves add some much needed depth while they added some extra draft picks which you never know they could turn out to be something later but it's fairly low risk/ high reward even if those picks turn out to be nothing.

    lol, my long winded response
  15. Staubacher

    Staubacher Well-Known Member

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    Ochostinko and Tim Tebowdown too
  16. Idgit

    Idgit If you food, you gonna be ate. Staff Member

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    I've heard the guy hangs out in Firestations when not playing football. Which means his heart's not in it, and he's also kind of weird.
  17. ClarenceDarrow

    ClarenceDarrow Member

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    He was drafted in the first round two years ago and was just cut from his team. He's probably terrible and it looks like just about everybody knows it.
  18. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    How people miss this is beyond me
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  19. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Rumor has it, he cant play.
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  20. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    Wasn't he a fireman before he got drafted? Every fireman I've ever known would rather be at the station than just about anywhere else, they are an interesting bunch.

    As far as the OP, I liked Watkins coming out but he always seemed like a bit of a project. I wouldn't have drafted him in the first, but let's be real, we should be scoping all of these guys out at this point. I'm sure the staff has looked into what he could offer the team, but then again, this is also the same team that drafted one offensive lineman and no defensive linemen in a draft rife with them.

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